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.Dd February 29, 2012
.Dt SEM_POST 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm sem_post
.Nd increment (unlock) a semaphore
.Sh LIBRARY
.Lb librt
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.In semaphore.h
.Ft int
.Fn sem_post "sem_t *sem"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Fn sem_post
function increments (unlocks) the semaphore pointed to by
.Fa sem .
If there are threads blocked on the semaphore when
.Fn sem_post
is called, then the highest priority thread that has been blocked the longest on
the semaphore will be allowed to return from
.Fn sem_wait
or
.Fn sem_timedwait .
.Pp
.Fn sem_post
is signal-reentrant and may be called within signal handlers.
.Sh RETURN VALUES
.Rv -std sem_post
.Sh ERRORS
.Fn sem_post
will fail if:
.Bl -tag -width Er
.It Bq Er EINVAL
.Fa sem
points to an invalid semaphore.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr sem_timedwait 3 ,
.Xr sem_trywait 3 ,
.Xr sem_wait 3
.Sh STANDARDS
.Fn sem_post
conforms to
.St -p1003.1-96 .